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MessageBox.Show Method (String, String, MessageBoxButton, MessageBoxImage, MessageBoxResult, MessageBoxOptions)

Displays a message box that has a message, title bar caption, button, and icon; and that accepts a default message box result, complies with the specified options, and returns a result.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public static MessageBoxResult Show(
	string messageBoxText,
	string caption,
	MessageBoxButton button,
	MessageBoxImage icon,
	MessageBoxResult defaultResult,
	MessageBoxOptions options
You cannot use methods in XAML.


Type: System.String

A String that specifies the text to display.

Type: System.String

A String that specifies the title bar caption to display.

Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxButton

A MessageBoxButton value that specifies which button or buttons to display.

Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxImage

A MessageBoxImage value that specifies the icon to display.

Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxResult

A MessageBoxResult value that specifies the default result of the message box.

Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxOptions

A MessageBoxOptions value object that specifies the options.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxResult
A MessageBoxResult value that specifies which message box button is clicked by the user.

The following example shows how to use this overload of the Show method.

void showMessageBoxButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
  // Configure message box
  string message = "Hello, MessageBox!";
  string caption = "Caption text";
  MessageBoxButton buttons = MessageBoxButton.OKCancel;
  MessageBoxImage icon = MessageBoxImage.Information;
  MessageBoxResult defaultResult = MessageBoxResult.OK;
  MessageBoxOptions options = MessageBoxOptions.RtlReading;
  // Show message box
  MessageBoxResult result = MessageBox.Show(message, caption, buttons, icon, defaultResult, options);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

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